Reports Report 3712k (Event 3712-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3712-2016
Observer
NamePeter S
Experience Level4/5
RemarksI am fortunate to live in an area of relatively dark skies and often observe meteorites. My partner has never viewed one which I have in the past found frustrating. This evening I was able to point out what appeared to be two very fast moving orange stars at first sight which left an obvious trail as they passed over our house observed by both of us. I then positioned myself to view the event as these passed in front of our house and had time to ask my partner to stand where I was approximately 8 feet away from her initial position and we were able to view the meteors as they burnt out approximately 10 degrees above the eastern horizon. Very exciting and delighted to have shared this experience with her also. She was a little concerned that these may not burn up completely but a fantastic experience.
Location
AddressBuriton, England (GB)
Latitude50° 58' 44.52'' N (50.98°)
Longitude 0° 57' 5.07'' W (-0.95°)
Elevation84.59m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-10-02 19:50 BST
UT Date & Time2016-10-02 18:50 UT
Duration≈20s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle359°
Moving
Facing azimuth284.1°
First azimuth299.33°
First elevation63°
Last azimuth95.07°
Last elevation29°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-8
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration10s
Length20°
RemarksTwo trails as meteorite was in two parts. A brighter meteorite with a following less bright metiorite each with a smoke trail
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksFragmentation was viewed at first sighting with two orange star like objects racing from west to east. No further fragmentation observed.